Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no truth in the rumours that the club is thinking of building a multi-storey car park or operating a park and ride system as things are so busy!
What a great and busy week it has been.
A fantastic entry for the Annual Strokeplay event on Saturday saw competitors faced with testing conditions. Adrian Lounts' 72 in the morning gave him a slender 1 shot lead over Dave Varley and 2 shots over "handyman" Tony Thompson who proved he certainly is quite handy!
An afternoon 77 from Adrian opened the door for others, and whilst it was a close affair, only Chris Lone tied Adrian's 36 hole total after shooting a 72 in the afternoon to add to his morning 77. This means a play-off will be decided for the winner.
Well done to all the top 16 players who qualified for the Wilson Bowl matchplay to determine our Club Champion.
The Midweek Stableford on Wednesday proved popular as always and the added bonus for everyone playing this week was that we had a representative from Titleist in attendance for most of the day conducting a "ball fitting". Many members took part and enjoyed receiving their FREE balls to try!
Click here to find out more about Titleist's ball ranges if you missed out.
As for the competition itself it was absolutely fantastic to see Rob Taylor win the event with his great score of 43 points. This brought Rob's handicap down to 5. Very very impressive as Rob only started playing less than 2 years ago!!
The annual Rotary day was held on Thursday with 41 teams taking part. Thankfully this year the weather was great and this helped make the day a great success. It was great hearing so much praise all day about our club.
"greens were awesome"
"best I've ever seen this course"
"work on the course is really good"
"how fast were those greens!"
"best course I have played"
and I have to put these in...............................
"best ProShop I've been in"
"I wish our shop was like this"
"better than prices I've seen on the net"
On Tuesday the Ladies held one of their "majors" - the Spanish Cup. It was great to see such a full start sheet with many playing again in the afternoon in the 9 hole foursomes event.
Many congratulations to Sonia Simpson on winning the event after being the only player in the field to beat CSS with her 79 gross, nett 71. Also well done to Val Barrass and Charlotte Eddington for winning the afternoon foursomes.
On Tuesday we held the regional Tri-Golf tournament for 9 local primary schools.
Each school had 5 girls and 5 boys in their team competing for the top 2 places to then go on to the Yorkshire finals.
As always it was great fun. 90 hyper 10/11 year olds doing 8 different tri golf games! I am delighted to say our own Robert Wilkinson School won the event for the 3rd year in a row and good luck to them in the finals later in the year.
This week is looking very busy on the course with several club competitions, charity days and a mixed invitation day.
All this is great for the club but does cause the greenkeeping staff difficulty in completing all our necessary tasks on the course. As greenstaff we aim to keep out of sight of golfers as much as possible but during busy times this can't be avoided. Some tasks we carry out require dry conditions to give us optimum results so starting any earlier isn't an option.
So could we please ask members to be patient and please give right of way to greenstaff to ensure we can complete all our tasks.
Also this week, our youngest and best looking member of the greeenkeeping team is working at the BMW CHAMPIONSHIP, Wentworth.
This is a great opportunity for Jack to gain some experience at a top golf course and help him further develop his greenkeeping skills.
Whilst talking about Wednesdays news I forgot to mention that when I arrived at work at 7.30am I was not the first to arrive. This is normally the case but Wilks' car was already there and Andy Browns which is definitely not the norm at that time of day!
As you may know both Wilks and Andy are playing 125 holes in one day as part of our anniversary celebrations in addition to raising money for charity. They are continuing their training for the big day and it was impressive to hear they had played 41 holes before Wilks arrived for work at 8.30 and Andy came for his scheduled lesson!
If you would like to sponsor them in their great mission, please call in the Pro shop